Lincoln at Antietam Civil War Tour

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Name: Lincoln at Antietam Civil War Tour
Date: September 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join us for the Lincoln at Antietam Civil War Conference based at the Hampton Inn in Chambersburg, PA!
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Seminar based at Hampton Inn in Chambersburg, Pa. Deluxe continental breakfast each morning. Each participant will receive a packet of tactical maps and name badge.
Thursday, Sept 21
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. “The Bloodiest Day: Antietam” bus & walking tour led by Tom Clemens
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included at Historic Sharpsburg Reformed Church
Bus Tour Description:
Join one of the leading scholars of the Maryland Campaign and Battle of Antietam for an in-depth tour of one of   America’s best preserved battlefields. 
Sites to visit:
· Miller’s Cornfield
· East Woods (view new property acquisitions including removal of buildings on the historic field)
· West Woods
· Dunker Church
· Bloody Lane
· Burnside Bridge and more!
Friday, Sept 22
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Sessions at Hampton Inn
· Sessions in North/South Room
· Buffet Lunch at Hampton Inn
· Dinner on your own
Topics to discuss include:
· “Genius or Intellect? Debating the Qualifications for Generals during the Civil War” - Carol Reardon
à Lincoln faced many challenges in selecting generals during the war. Our speaker provides an examination of the military theory of the era and the debate over what constituted a military “professional.”
· “John Work Garrett and Mr. Lincoln’s Railroad”  -    Daniel Toomey
à One of the men seen in the photos of Lincoln’s visit to Antietam is John Work Garrett President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He and the president were close friends throughout the war.
· “Lincoln Meets his Wounded Field Commanders after Antietam” - Dr. Gordon Dammann
à Lincoln made a special effort to visit two field commanders wounded during battle including Gen. Israel Richardson and Gen. George Hartstuff. This lecture will examine the reason for the presidential visit.
12:30 -1:30 p.m. Lunch at Hampton Inn
1:30 p.m. Presentation by Janet Pollard of Franklin County Visitors Bureau
2 - 6 p.m. Sessions Cont.
· “Lincoln Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations”
- Edward Steers
à   No other U.S. president has as many myths and legends surrounding his life as Lincoln. Find out more from our speaker; one of the nations leading Lincoln scholars.
· Lincoln, Halleck, and McClellan: Confusion and Misinformation” - Tom Clemens
à   Contention within the Union high command was probably at its height during the Maryland Campaign of 1862.
· “The Large Man in the Photo: Ward Hill Lamon”  - Bob O’Connor
à Find out more about Ward Hill Lamon by a leading authority on “Lincoln’s Bodyguard.”
Dinner on your own
8 p.m. Evening Session
· “The Grove Farm: Memories of Mt. Airy” -John Schildt
à One of the most iconic homes at Antietam, this early 19th century structure is the scene of one of the most famous photos in U.S. history.
Saturday, Sept 23
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
8a.m. - 6 p.m. “Four Days in October: Lincoln’s Antietam Visit” bus & walking tour led by John Schildt
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Join us as we view sites of Lincoln’s Antietam visit in 1862.
Sites to visit:
· Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station in Frederick where Lincoln boarded the train back to          Washington
· Ramsey house in Frederick where Lincoln visited the wounded General Hartstuff
· Harpers Ferry where the President reviewed the 2nd Corps.
· Showman farm near Sharpsburg where Lincoln camped with General McClellan
· Grove Farm where Lincoln and McClellan were photographed with other generals of the Army of the Potomac and more!
Sunday, Sept 24
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sessions at Hampton Inn
Topics to discuss include:
· “Antietam and Emancipation”    -  Burrus Carnahan
In Lincoln’s first inaugural address he stated he had no constitutional power or inclination to disturb   slavery, yet 18 months later he did just that. How and why did this happen?
· “Lincoln’s Civilian Generals” - Dr. Richard          Sommers
Gen. John McClernand accompanied Lincoln on his Antietam visit. We will examine his military career and others.
· “McClellan’s Greatest Gift to Lincoln”  - Dennis Frye
à  It didn’t come on the battlefield. It didn’t come in a letter. It didn’t come during a campaign. It was McClellan’s finest moment - when he truly saved the nation.

Based at: 
Hampton Inn
2107 Hwy 72 West
Corinth, MS 38834
Date/Time Information:
Sept 21-24, 2017 based in Chambersburg, PA
Contact Information:
Lark Plessinger, 717-264-7101
Lincoln at Antietam
Seminar registration fee schedule:
____$475 Generals Package (Entire Conference)**
____$420 Members Weekend Package (Friday thru     Sunday)**
____$440 Non Members Weekend Package (Friday thru Sunday)**
____$140 Thursday Bus Tour Only
____$175 Friday Sessions Only
____$215 Saturday Only
____$65 Sunday Only
**Early Bird Pricing - Save $30 when you register for a generals or weekend package by July 10, 2017.  Use code EARLY30 when registering online.
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